Years running: 7 (since 2012)

Uruguay International Short Film Festival

International short film festival.


The UISFF accepts films for the following sections: Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Children & Teens, Video Art, Video Dance.

The UISFF accepts films for the following sections:

  • International full length film competition, 
  • Iberoamerican full length film competition,
  • New Directors film competition, 
  • Human Rights film competition,
  • International short film competition,
  • Uruguayan short film competition,
  • International full length film panorama,
  • Short films panorama.


The Festival Jury shall award:

1) a First Prize to the best full-length film screened at the festival,
2) Prizes to the best short film, 
3) a Jury Special Prize for Artistic Quality,
4) a prize to the Best Ibero-American Film,
5) any honourable mentions the Jury may recommend

The Audience Award shall be decided by the audiences of all the screenings during the whole festival.

Moreover, there will be a SIGNIS Prize and the FIPRESCI Uruguay Prize.


  • Films wishing to compete must have been finished after January 1st, 2015.
  • It is possible to submit films that were previously selected by other festivals, provided that their screening has taken place elsewhere than Uruguay.
  • It is important to remark that the screening at the 34th International Film Festival must be the Uruguayan premiere of the selected films.
  • Fill out the entry form and send it, together with a preview DVD for selection or a link to access to a digital platform.

Selection Media Type: DVD, online

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english or spanish

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official website



Cinemateca Uruguaya
34º International Film Festival of Uruguay
Lorenzo Carnelli 1311
11200 Montevideo

Telephone: (+598) 2419 5795
Fax: (+598) 2419 4572
Attn.: Alejandra Trelles/María José Santacreu

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  • Deadline
    December 15, 2017
  • Event dates
    6 April 2017 — 7 April 2018
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